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*NEW*April 26, 2017

Unique mother-of-pearl menorah etching found in ancient Caesarea

*NEW*April 20, 2017

Ramses II colossus restored and re-rected at Luxor Temple

*NEW*April 18, 2017

Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus

*NEW*April 13, 2017

Graeco-Roman artefacts discovered at future Alexandria residential site

April 9, 2017

Archaeologists dispatched to newly-unearthed site in southeast Iran

April 3, 2017

Construction workers find 3 ancient Roman-era tombs in Turkey's İzmit province

March 29, 2017

Stunning mosaics shed light on enigmatic past of Roman city in southern France

March 28, 2017

Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in Iraq

March 23, 2017

Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor

March 19, 2017

Hoard of coins from 1,400-year-old Byzantine site tells story of Persian invasion

March 17, 2017

Archaeologists Find Position of Greek Fleet in Battle of Salamis, 480 BC

March 17, 2017

Replica of ancient ship launched in Bay of Haifa


March 16, 2017

Newly discovered Matariya colossus is probably of King Psammetich

March 9, 2017

New discovery reveals grandeur of Oun temple in ancient Heliopolis

March 8, 2017

Statue of Amenhotep III, 66 of goddess Sekhmet unearthed in Luxor,--of-goddess-Sekhmet-unear.aspx

March 7, 2017

Ancient Roman roadway turns up near Beit Shemesh

March 5, 2017

Massive 4,000-year-old Galilee tombs force rethink of Bronze dark age

February 24, 2017

Ancient sanctuary from obscure religion that competed with Christianity unearthed in Corsica

February 20, 2017

Flint Sickles Prove Grain Cultivation in Galilee 23,000 Years Ago

February 20, 2017

Ancient Roman House and Phallic Amulets Discovered in Israel

February 15, 2017

Transport back in time to ancient Roman sites with virtual reality

February 15, 2017

Archaeologists shocked to find ancient gateway at "House of Gates"

February 15, 2017

3,000-year-old bronze weapons unearthed in Scotland

February 13, 2017

Ceramic Pottery Reveals an Ancient Geomagnetic Field Spike

February 8, 2017

Twelfth Cave Discovered near Qumran

February 7, 2017

'Monumental' building complex discovered at Qantir in Egypt's Nile Delta

February 4, 2017

'Fantastic' Roman mosaic floor discovered in Leicester during city centre excavations

February 1, 2017

Abu Dhabi archaeologists unearth rare, well-preserved Stone Age house

October 5, 2016

This reconstructed 3D home reveals ancient Pompeii before Vesuvius struck

October 4, 2016

Centuries-old rental agreement unearthed in Turkey's İzmir

October 3, 2016

New thoughts on the tomb of a Bronze Age warrior

September 29, 2016

Gold found in 8th century BC sarcophagi discovered in Turkey's Çanakkale province

September 29, 2016

More tombs uncovered in Etruscan Vulci

September 28, 2016

Rare Archeological Finds at Tel Lachish

September 27, 2016

New discovery in Matariya points to a King Ramses II temple

September 26, 2016

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

September 21, 2016

Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture

September 21, 2016

Rare, 2,000-year-old Roman coin discovered in Jerusalem

September 20, 2016

Unprecedented Ottoman-era fisherman's house discovered on Ashkelon beach

September 19, 2016

Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

September 16, 2016

Incredible discovery of intact female figurine from neolithic era in Turkey

September 15, 2016

Rare High Priest's stone weight from Second Temple period found in Jerusalem

September 13, 2016

A 2nd Century AD Statuette Washes Up on a Popular Zadar Beach

September 12, 2016

Researchers Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

September 10, 2016

Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa

September 9, 2016

2,100-year-old statue of Cybele the Anatolian mother goddess unearthed in northern Turkey

September 8, 2016

Byzantine-era stable excavated in the Negev Desert

September 7, 2016

Ushabti figurine found in Mexico returned to Egypt

September 1, 2016

Egypt's antiquities minister attends lifting of newfound beam of Khufu's second boat

August 31, 2016

High-Coverage Genome Offers Peek at Justinian Plague Genetics

August 30, 2016

7,000-year-old pits found in northern Israel suggest sophisticated ancient irrigation

August 30, 2016

Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed using 3D printing

August 29, 2016

12th-Century coin cache unearthed in Azerbaijan

August 26, 2016

Archeologists discover 4,200 yr-old rattle in central Turkey

August 26, 2016

New thoughts on the Roman invasion of Scotland

August 25, 2016

Collection of metal artifacts presented to the Israel Antiquities Authority

August 25, 2016

Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor's west bank

August 24, 2016

Etruscan Stele contains name of goddess

August 23, 2016

Best preserved brick construction found in Metropolis

August 18, 2016

Bronze Age Mausoleum Unearthed in Kazakhstan

August 11, 2016

Human remained unearthed at Temple of Zeus at Mount Lykaion

August 10, 2016

Tiny bead from Bulgaria may be world's oldest gold artefact

August 9, 2016

Unique mosaic depicting chariot race fully revealed

August 5, 2016

Palace of Illyrian rulers dating back more than two thousand years discovered by Polish archaeologists,410708,palace-of-illyrian-rulers-dating-back-more-than-two-thousand-years-discovered-by-polish.html

August 3, 2016

3,500-year-old Grave Filled With Exotic Valuables Found in Cyprus

August 2, 2016

Restored Pompeii kitchens show how Romans cooked

July 27, 2016

Rare Pottery Workshop Discovered in Galilee

July 25, 2016

Egyptian Statue Fragment Unearthed at Tel Hazor

July 21, 2016

Oldest papyrus ever found reveals details of Great Giza pyramid's construction

July 21, 2016

200 silver denarius discovered in Empuries, largest treasure found so far in the Roman site

July 14, 2016

Rare Roman mosaic 'depicting Hercules' unearthed in Cyprus

July 12, 2016

Major Danish museum returns looted antiquities to Italy

July 12, 2016

Digs uncover buildings in Cyprus' 11,000-year-old village

July 11, 2016

Extremely rare Philistine cemetery could reveal origins of Hebrew Bible villains

July 11, 2016

Rome workers unearth ancient baths and tombs

July 7, 2016

Scientists Use Mass Spectrometry to Analyze an Ancient Greek Amphora

July 6, 2016

Harappan Workshops Excavated in Northwest India

July 1, 2016

Carthage archaeologists dig up smart cooling system for chariot racers

June 28, 2016

Lifeguard discovers 900-year-old oil lamp on Ashkelon beach during morning jog

June 27, 2016

Possible Gateway to Pan Sanctuary Discovered

June 24, 2016

Skeletons, Coins Found in Dig of Ancient Pompeii Shop

June 22, 2016

Discovery of Roman coins in Devon redraws map of empire

June 21, 2016

Canaanites Imported Sacrificial Animals From Egypt, Archaeologists Find

June 20, 2016

Farming invented twice in Middle East, genomes study reveals

June 19, 2016

Traces of 5,000 year old grapes from world's first vineyard discovered

June 14, 2016

Study aims to uncover mystery of Luxor's tomb KV55

June 14, 2016

Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy

June 10, 2016

Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks

June 10, 2016

Archaeologists Find Ancient Collector's Hoard of Hasmonean Coins

June 9, 2016

Solar Boat Timbers Removed from Giza Plateau Pit


June 8, 2016

Massive New Monument Found in Petra

June 8, 2016

Monumental Ancient Naval Bases Discovered in Athens' Piraeus Harbor


June 6, 2016

'Rare' Roman bronze wing unearthed in Gloucester

June 2, 2016

Archaeologists vs. robbers in Israel's race to find ancient scrolls

June 1, 2016

The meteoritic origin of Tutankhamun's iron dagger blade

June 1, 2016

UK's oldest hand-written document 'at Roman London dig'

May 25, 2016

A European Mitochondrial Haplotype Identified in Ancient Phoenician Remains from Carthage, North Africa

May 25, 2016

Study: Corded Ware Culture featured highly mobile females

May 24, 2016

Spanish mission discovers mummy in Aswan's Tombs of Nobles

May 23, 2016

Private Construction Works Uncover a 1st Century Roman Necropolis in Trogir

May 18, 2016

Ancient Device for Determining Taxes Discovered in Egypt

May 17, 2016

5,000-Year Old Kurgan Excavated in Turkey

May 16, 2016

Rome metro line runs into Roman barracks and burial ground

May 16, 2016

Roman shipwreck discovered in Caesarea harbor

May 11, 2016

Small Egyptian sarcophagus receives CT scan

May 6, 2016

Egypt: new archaeological discovery in Matariya

May 2, 2016

Horse racing rules engraved on 2,000-year-old inscription discovered in central Turkey

April 29, 2016

Spanish pipe-layers find large coin hoard

April 25, 2016

3,700-year-old scarab seal found by birdwatcher in Haifa

April 22, 2016

"Skeleton Mosaic" unearthed in southern Turkey

April 18, 2016

Stone blocks may date to early days of Hatshepsut's reign

April 17, 2016

Under English garden, 'unparalleled' remains of Roman villa

April 15, 2016

Well-preserved Roman fortress wall found in Bulgaria

April 15, 2016

Ancient Mass Graves Discovered in Greece

April 13, 2016

100 ancient sites identified in Dehloran plain

April 13, 2016

UNESCO to proceed with Palmyra restoration

April 11, 2016

Handwriting dating to the 7th Century BCE analyzed

April 11, 2016

Roman Imperial leaders had wine empire away from the battlefield, study suggests

April 11, 2016

Ancient Roman Glass Kilns Unearthed in Israel

April 5, 2016

Second Temple period bronze implements discovered in Magdala excavations

April 4, 2016

Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave

April 4, 2016

Biologists find possible Hannibal route

March 29, 2016

Experts Doubt Claims of 'Hidden Chambers' in King Tut's Tomb

March 29, 2016

Oldest-known quarry in the southern Levant found

March 29, 2016

Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple

March 28, 2016

Dump site for Roman pottery factory found

March 25, 2016

4th century pottery piece is rare symbol of Christianity in Roman Britain

March 24, 2016

Ancient "house for the dead" unearthed on UAE's Marawah Island

March 21, 2016

Metallic ink revealed in Herculaneum papyri

March 17, 2016

Radar survey suggests 90pct chance another tomb behind Tutankhamun's burial chamber

March 14, 2016

Israeli hiker finds rare 2,000-year-old gold coin

March 10, 2016

First non-utilitarian weapons found in the Arabian Peninsula

March 8, 2016

Etruscan Tomb Yields Golden Scarab

March 7, 2016

More on The Tel Kabri's Wine Stores

March 4, 2016

Ancient Roman Puzzle Gets New Piece

March 2, 2016

1,600-Year-Old Winery Found In Jerusalem

February 23, 2016

Dead Sea Scrolls move into the digital generation

February 18, 2016

93-Mile-Long Ancient Wall in Jordan Puzzles Archaeologists

February 18, 2016

Prehistoric Village Found in the Jordan Valley Links Old and New Stone Ages

February 17, 2016

Remains of fifth millennium BCE settlement found in Jerusalem

February 14, 2016

Drones monitor looted Bronze Age sites in Jordan

February 8, 2016

Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) around 1,500 years ago

February 5, 2016

3,500-year-old seal depicting Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III found in Israel

February 4, 2016

Early Christian Church Discovered in Cappadocia

January 28, 2016

Babylonian Astronomers Described Jupiter's Motion

January 26, 2016

Statues of Artemis and Apollo Unearthed at Aptera

January 21, 2016

Archaeologists Discover Large Ancient Theater on Greek Island of Lefkada

January 21, 2016

Earliest historical detection of scurvy discovered in Aswan

January 11, 2016

Italian-Russian archeologists make major discovery in Sudan

January 7, 2016

Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online

January 6, 2016

3,400-year-old Canaanite Fort to Be Incorporated Into High-rise

January 4, 2016

4500 years old tomb of unknown Ancient Egyptian Queen discovered

December 31, 2015

King Amenhotep III statue accidently recovered in Edfu

December 30, 2015

Ancient farmstead and monastery exposed in Rosh Ha-Ayin

December 28, 2015

Roman-period altar in Turkey features mythical battle scene

December 27, 2015

Statue of a ram discovered near ancient church in Caesarea

December 24, 2015

Ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered in Aswan's Gebel Al-Silsila

December 23, 2015

Greek and Danish archaeologists excavate the ancient Greek harbour town Lechaion

November 19, 2015

Hoard of Roman coins found in Switzerland

November 16, 2015

Impressive new mosaic uncovered in Lod

November 16, 2015

Scientists Fill in the Gaps of Human Hunter-Gatherer History

November 16, 2015

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

November 15, 2015

1,500-year-old wine presses found in Netivot

November 13, 2015

Duck-Shaped Incense Shovel Found in Israel

November 11, 2015

Gladiator Colosseum Found in Tuscany

November 9, 2015

Archaeologists uncover Roman roads from ancient Cyprus

November 9, 2015

Thermal scans of Egypt's Great Pyramid reveal anomalies

November 7, 2015

Infrared thermography study suggests other chambers exist inside Tutankhamun's tomb

November 5, 2015

Archaeologists from Mainz University continue their excavation work in Iran

November 2, 2015

Invaluable Ancient Syrian Mosaic Discovered

October 28, 2015

UAE Launches a Global Project to Archive Middle East Archaeological Sites and Reprint Them Using 3D Technology

October 28, 2015

22 Shipwrecks Found in Single Location in Greece

October 26, 2015

"ScanPyramids" project hopes to decipher ancient secrets

October 26, 2015

UC team discovers rare warrior tomb filled with bronze age wealth and weapons

October 21, 2015

The earliest known abecedary

October 20, 2015

Excavation of Ancient Greek healing temple at Feneos site reveals god statues and garden

October 15, 2015

Rare Treasures Discovered In Ancient Tombs On Cyprus

October 5, 2015

Ruins of ancient Egyptian temple unearthed under modern Cairo

September 29, 2015

Scans show Pompeii victims 'in good health'

September 29, 2015

A Rare 1,500 Year Old Mosaic was Discovered that Depicts Ancient Streets and Buildings in Egypt

September 25, 2015

1st Century AD Inscription Found in Ancient Thracian Tomb in Bulgaria's Tatarevo Turns Out to Be Verse from Solon's "Prayer to the Muses"

September 25, 2015

Marine Archaeologists Excavate Greek Antikythera Shipwreck

September 22, 2015

Nefertiti mystery: Egypt approves radar tests on Tutankhamun tomb

September 21, 2015

Pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii

September 18, 2015

5,000-Year-Old Throne Found in Turkey

September 17, 2015

Frankfurt archaeologists discover "Roman Village" in Gernsheim

September 16, 2015

16 Pyramids Discovered in Ancient Kushite Cemetery

September 10, 2015

6th-century BC home discovery changes ancient Rome map

September 4, 2015

Bulgarian archaeologists find nearly 3000 coins in clay pot at Sofia dig

September 4, 2015

Fifth-century early Christian crypt found near Bulgaria's Zaldapa Fortress

September 3, 2015

Rare 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Recovered in Israel

August 30, 2015

The tomb of the 26th dynasty ruler of Upper Egypt uncovered in Assassif, Luxor

August 25, 2015

Archaeologists making exciting discoveries in Laconia

August 19, 2015

Syrian archaeologist 'killed in Palmyra' by IS militants

August 15, 2015

Roman glass-making furnaces discovered in Egypt's Delta

August 8, 2015

High-Tech Images Inspire New Thoughts on Tut's Tomb

August 7, 2015

Ancient Egyptian Mummies Embalmed With Unusual Recipes

August 7, 2015

Archaeology world excited about Golmarmara findings

August 5, 2015

A Mystery in Jerusalem: a Rare Ancient Message, Encoded in Symbols and Inscriptions, was Discovered in a Ritual Bath Dating to the Second Temple Period

August 4, 2015

Archaeologists uncover a monumental city gate and fortification of the biblical city of Philistine Gath (home of Goliath)

August 3, 2015

Signs of 9000-year-old settlement found in Behbahan

August 2, 2015

Egyptian archaeologists discover human remains and pottery

July 28, 2015

New findings at sprawling 4,000-year old Canaanite palace include 120 huge jars - and seeds, from which we may be able to rediscover the ancient grape.

July 27, 2015

Ancient Synagogue Mosaic Floor Showing Menorah Found in Galilee, Israel

July 27, 2015

American archaeologists discover inscribed steles at ancient mining site

July 22, 2015

Researchers identify plant cultivation in a 23,000-year-old site in the Galilee

July 22, 2015

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

July 22, 2015

Two engraved reliefs unearthed on Red Sea coastline

July 20, 2015

Alexander the Great's Father Found ... Maybe

July 20, 2015

Discovery of mosaic in Roman military therms close to Batumi.

July 10, 2015

Rare ancient Roman frescos found in south of France

June 25, 2015

Mysterious 2,000-year-old marble dolphin surfaces near Gaza

June 23, 2015

Well-preserved ancient Roman ship found in waters off Sardinia coast

June 22, 2015

3.5 - 2 thousand years old gold objects found near Jasło,405517,35---2-thousand-years-old-gold-objects-found-near-jaslo.html

June 19, 2015

UHart Archaeological Team Finds Ancient Mosaic Floor from the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox) in Nazareth

June 18, 2015

8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave

June 16, 2015

Arsonists torch storerooms with 4,000-year-old artifacts

June 16, 2015

Who Are You, Eshbaʽal Ben Bedaʽ? A Rare Inscription from the Time of King David was Discovered in the Valley of Elah

June 10, 2015

450 Dead Babies Found in Athenian Well Shed Light on Ancient Greeks

June 10, 2015

Byzantine-era church uncovered in Jerusalem highway expansion

June 8, 2015

Jordan's Black Desert may hold key to Earth's first farmers

June 7, 2015

6 "unique" tombs discovered west of Aswan: Antiquities Minister

June 4, 2015

Roman rubbish dump reveals secrets of ancient trading networks

June 3, 2015

2,700-year old tomb of Hebrew prophet in danger from ISIS

June 1, 2015

Modern human dispersal into Europe came from the Levant

May 26, 2015

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy

May 26, 2015

5,000-year old seal shows oldest-known musical image found in Israel

May 22, 2015

A Section of Ancient Jerusalem's Lower Aqueduct was Exposed in the Eastern Jerusalem Neighborhood of Umm Tuba

May 17, 2015

Ancient Egyptian temple remains discovered in Gebel al Silisilah quarry

January 5, 2015

Queen Khentakawess III's tomb found in Egypt

December 29, 2014

Archaeologists Investigate Early Urban Center Near Sea of Galilee

December 28, 2014

Massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey's Nevşehir

December 26, 2014

Synagogue from Roman Empire unearthed,7340,L-4608001,00.html

December 25, 2014

Hittite rock inscription in Bolkar Mountain to be taken under protection

December 23, 2014

Pompeii restored with help of artefact thieves

December 18, 2014

Unique entry complex discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 17, 2014

Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee

December 15, 2014

Massive 2,800-year-old farmhouse found in central Israel

December 15, 2014

Back to future with Roman architectural concrete

December 14, 2014

Pharaoh's statue restored 3,200 years after collapse in earthquake

December 10, 2014

7,500-year-old lost Neolithic village discovered off coast of Haifa

December 8, 2014

Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt

December 4, 2014

Giant Ancient Roman Water Basin Uncovered

December 4, 2014

Archaeologists Discover First Evidence of Frankincense in British Roman Burials

December 4, 2014

Saving Khufu's second boat

November 24, 2014

On the Trail of an Ancient Mystery

August 6, 2014

Human skeleton found in museum storage

August 5, 2014

Hoard of coins from Great Revolt discovered

August 4, 2014

Alston pupils unearth 4,000-year-old gold hair tress

July 30, 2014

Wine cup possibly used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens

July 22, 2014

Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

July 14, 2014

Prehistoric "book keeping" continued long after invention of writing

July 8, 2014

Over 10,600 artifacts looted in WWII returned to Greece

July 7, 2014

Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq

July 4, 2014

Polish archaeologists discovered medieval bath in Albania,401020,polish-archaeologists-discovered-medieval-bath-in-albania.html

July 2, 2014

King Mentuhotep II's chapel unearthed in Sohag

July 2, 2014

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

June 30, 2014

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June 27, 2014

Iraq Conflict Menaces Heritage Sites

June 25, 2014

4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus

June 23, 2014

Demolitions reveal ancient Roman theater in Aegean town

June 22, 2014

Excavations Begin at Strategic Biblical Town in Northern Israel

June 20, 2014

UNESCO recognizes Palestinian village as world heritage site

June 16, 2014

Plague Victims' Remains Found in Thebes

June 9, 2014

Iron-Age Chieftain's Grave Discovered in Oman

June 6, 2014

Mitochondrial DNA of first Near Eastern farmers is sequenced for the first time

May 27, 2014

Rare Crusader-Era seal found in Jerusalem

May 16, 2014

First-Century Sarcophagus Recovered in Turkey

May 14, 2014

Ancient Egyptian Tree Rings Support Chronology

May 1, 2014

Wet Sand May Have Helped Egyptians Move Pyramid Stones

April 28, 2014

Archaeologists unearth 8th century B.C.E. seal in Galilee

April 28, 2014

Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

April 28, 2014

Bust of Alexander the Great Found in Cyprus

April 25, 2014

Cleaning the Roman Colosseum

April 20, 2014

Two Saiti tombs unearthed near Egypt's Minya

April 15, 2014

Oriental Institute wins lawsuit, keeps Iranian tablets

April 9, 2014

3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin found in Jezreel Valley

March 31, 2014

Eleven ancient burial boxes recovered after apparent Jerusalem heist

March 29, 2014

Mausoleum of Augustus to be restored

March 21, 2014

Gaza Apollo will not go to Louvre

March 18, 2014

Artemis Fresco stolen from Pompeii

March 17, 2014

Ancient City of Petra Built to Align With the Sun

March 3, 2014

New Kingdom tombs discovered in Egypt's Aswan

March 2, 2014

New Italy government investigates fresh collapses in ancient Pompeii

February 18, 2014

2,300-year-old village discovered near "Burma Road",300-year-old-village-discovered-near-burma-road-18-feb-2014.aspx

February 16, 2014

A part of Memnon colossi uncovered in Luxor

January 29, 2014

Archaeologists unearth what may be oldest Roman temple

January 28, 2014

Historic Roman terraces face threat from the building of Israel's separation barrier

January 23, 2014

Byzantine Basilica Mosaic with Symbol of Jesus Uncovered in Israel

January 21, 2014

High-Status Home Unearthed Near the Giza Pyramids

January 7, 2014

Egypt seizes hoard of antiquities

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